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Eco Friendly Weddings

By |2018-08-03T17:59:05+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

The welfare of the environment is a concern for an increasing amount of people so it's not surprising that it's recently becoming a factor for consideration when couples are wedding planning. In fact a recent survey conducted by the wedding planning app Bridebook, indicated that 39% of couples who took part had considered sustainability as part of their wedding planning process.   This sizeable proportion means that sustainable weddings are moving away from the preserve of the eco-vangelist and

Wedding Photography at Alexander House Hotel, Turners Hill

By |2018-07-11T18:10:22+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , |

Alexander House Hotel is one of our favourite venues to work at.  Set in acres of stunning grounds, the house itself is stylish and elegant from the bedrooms through to the ceremony and reception rooms.  With an outdoor ceremony venue, there really isn't much that this gorgeous wedding venue doesn't have to offer to wedding groups of all sizes. If your coverage is starting with the bridal party’s preparations at

5 Little Things that you didn’t Know you Needed on your Wedding Day

By |2018-07-03T12:38:29+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

OK, if you're planning a wedding, you'll already have a big list of items that you need to make arrangements for to get your day organised.  Still, here's five little wedding gadgets that won't break the bank and might well make your wedding day run just a little bit smoother! Veil Weights - if you're having a veil, then these are a great investment.  They are little decorative magnetic clips that attach to the bottom of your

5 Wedding Hacks to Save you Money!

By |2018-07-03T12:04:42+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

So weddings can be expensive things, I don't think that's too much of a secret and there can be pressure from lots of different areas to include this, that or the other in order to make your day perfect. That's great if you have an unlimited budget but who does really?  Not so many people... So here's some ideas about how you can  save some money without having to cut budget in the really important places such as your

The IKEA Hack that Helps Bride’s to Pee on their Wedding Day

By |2018-06-19T15:50:09+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Of course, as a bride, you want a storybook day but even the most beautiful storybook princess will need to answer the call of nature at some point during the day. If you've got a big dress, this can be far from straightforward.  So, you can take your bridesmaids or simply use this IKEA hack to make it easy even as a solo mission.  Simply cut a hole big enough for your legs out of the bottom of one

5 Things you Should Tell Your Wedding Photographer

By |2018-06-19T15:22:51+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

We've been photographing weddings for a really long time (so long that it makes us a little bit sad to think how old we're getting) so we're used to being on the look out for all sorts of events and opportunities to make sure we capture all the memories that will be important to you as you move on through married life together.  We'll also already have a rough plan for the day including items such as the group

Wedding Photography at Gatwick Manor Hotel

By |2018-06-19T14:46:09+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Gatwick Manor Hotel in Crawley, West Sussex, is a wedding venue that we have photographed so many times over the years.  It never disappoints in terms of photographic opportunities and is perfect when you're looking at taking care of a larger group in an informal style. There's a choice of two ceremony / reception rooms and the sunken gardens offer a great place for group shots even when there's a large amount of guests at

Wedding Photography at Ashdown Park Hotel

By |2018-04-24T15:30:58+00:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , |

Based in the heart of the countryside that is said to have inspired AA Milne to create the Winnie the Pooh stories, Ashdown Park is a simply stunning wedding venue. Built in 1987 as a manor house, it has also been a convent before being converted to country house venue in 1993 and it is there that I think it has found it's true calling.  The grounds are immaculate and picturesque with a beautiful

How to Get the Perfect Confetti Photograph on your Wedding Day

By |2018-04-19T09:16:44+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

While a lot of wedding photography now is unposed and in a reportage style, folk still seem to love a good confetti shot.  There's just something so fun about seeing the happy couple in a cloud of petals (or a hail of rice!) From our experience, the best confetti shots are posed by the photographer as, without wishing to diminish the joy of throwing, the photo will always look better there's a lot of the stuff in

Getting the Most from your Wedding Cake Photographs

By |2018-04-03T20:01:42+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Offering advice specifically for your wedding cake in terms of photography does sound a bit specific when you are in the process of planning an entire day from start to finish, but it really is worth thinking about.  Your wedding cake is likely to be a fairly substantial chunk of your budget, you will have spent time making sure that it looks perfect to accent your day and you'll want to remember it in all it's glory once it's

Top Tips for Great Wedding Photos

By |2018-02-13T17:45:53+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Latest, Weddings|Tags: |

It's  a fact of life that most people don't like having their photograph taken and some people can actually find it really stressful. Whilst things are going to be different on your wedding day - let's face it, you're going to be dressed up and looking your best, marrying the love of your life and feeling probably more fabulous than the average day - it can still be a source of anxiety for some folk.  So here's some tips

Wedding Trends for 2018

By |2018-02-13T17:22:27+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: General Information, Weddings|Tags: |

Of course your wedding and how you plan it is as individual as you are but, as with all things, there are trends that come and go.  Here's some that are forecast to be big in 2018 so if you're busy planning your wedding right now it might be fun to know what's making the news.  Take them or leave them, there are some really lovely trends in the wedding industry from festive fizziness to sharing the day with

And the Wedding Colour for 2018 is…

By |2018-01-31T13:48:59+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , |

Well obviously the colour scheme that you choose for your wedding day is completely down to personal preference but every year there is one colour that is tipped to be the 'colour of the year'.  This year, it is Pantone 17-1512 TCX.  Catchy huh?  Luckily it has a much prettier name... Nostalgia Rose So the betting is we will be seeing this in plenty of bridesmaid dresses, seat covers and floral arrangements throughout 2018.  It's such a pretty

Getting Married – Know your Cravat-iquette

By |2018-01-31T12:14:28+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

As you can see from the above graphic, cravats have been around for a very long time and there's historically a lot of ways that they can be tied.   In modern times, of course, they've largely been superseded by the neck tie and usually it's only at weddings that you find that the cravat makes an appearance.  Of course this means that you might never have actually worn one before so here's some helpful advice. There are

A Wedding Sand Ceremony

By |2018-01-25T16:07:25+00:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , |

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a Humanist wedding at the very lovely Alexander House Hotel in Turners Hill (I could wax lyrical about this fabulous wedding venue but that's not the point of this blog post so I won't!Instead, you can find out more about it at my Alexander House Hotel wedding venue page). I've always found Humanist ceremonies to be very moving as the couple have complete flexibility to make the ceremony exactly as the

Top Five Tips for Choosing your Wedding Photographer

By |2018-01-24T18:52:45+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Your photographer is likely to be one of your larger wedding investments and so you'll want to take your time and get it right. Here's some advice regarding making your selection that hopefully you'll find helpful when you're drowning in websites and wedding photography packages. I'm going to ignore the subject of budget for the purposes of this article - obviously (and sadly) we all know that money doesn't grow on trees and you'll have a budget for your

Why a Professional Wedding Photographer is Important

By |2018-01-24T18:28:53+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Of course, as a professional photographer, any article with a title about why it's important to hire a professional photographer for your wedding is going to seem self-serving but honestly, this is something that I'm very passionate about. I've spoken to countless couples over the years during my photography career and it makes me sad to hear people's regrets that they saved on their budget by asking a friend / relative to take their wedding pictures and they were

Can your Horoscope Help you Choose your Wedding Flowers

By |2018-01-20T17:53:18+00:00January 20th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

So if you're in the middle of planning your wedding then you know that you have a million decisions to make. You have to decide about things that you never knew existed before you started!  So can your star sign help make one of the decisions for you by pointing you in the direction of the flowers you should choose? Whether you believe in horoscopes or not, it's more likely in this country that you will know your star

Top Five Tips for Staying Cool on your Wedding Day (& Looking Cooler)

By |2018-01-20T16:17:04+00:00January 20th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

It's a catch 22 situation isn't it?  Everyone wants a warm sunny day to enjoy on their wedding day but no-one wants to look hot and flustered in their photos.  Here's our top five tips for staying cool and looking cooler... First off, before that, a pro photographer will always put you in the shade for your wedding photos.  A clear blue sky with blazing sun is lovely to bathe in but the heavy top light leads to

Unplugged Weddings – The Right Choice for You?

By |2018-01-20T16:09:25+00:00January 20th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

There's a trend in recent years towards 'Unplugged Weddings' where couples actively request that  their guests put down their phones and cameras for all or part of their wedding day in order to be fully present and share with them. Put down my phone? Not on your life!  It's a reasonably common response but here are some reasons why you might want to consider an unplugged wedding. Yeah but You're a Photographer so You're Biased Let me state